Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents “Holly Grove”

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Contemporary Youth Arts Company presents “Holly Grove”

One of the most tragic periods in the history of West Virginia is brought to the stage in "Holly Grove", a new musical drama by the award winning creative duo of Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde. The drama runs June 20-23 at the WVSU Capitol Theater in downtown Charleston.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Cabin Creek/Paint Creek Mine War of 1913, Holly Grove celebrates the bravery and courage of the striking miners and their families as they endured nearly a year of cold, starvation and the brutality of life in the tent camps to fight for the simple rights of the working man.

Contemporary Youth Arts Company was founded in 1995 by Dan and Penny Kehde and a group of artistic young people to provide teenagers in the greater Charleston area hands-on access to the performing arts in a drug free environment. Composer Mark Scarpelli joined the organization soon afterward, composing original scores and becoming acting music director for nearly 200 performances. Since its inception, CYAC has produced over 500 main stage performances and toured many social action plays. This season it will perform seven productions including premiers of three new plays.

 

One of the most tragic periods in the history of West Virginia is brought to the stage in "Holly Grove", a new musical drama by the award winning creative duo of Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde.  The drama runs June 20-23 at the WVSU Capitol Theater in downtown Charleston. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Cabin Creek/Paint Creek Mine War of 1913, Holly Grove celebrates the bravery and courage of the striking miners and their families as they endured nearly a year of cold, starvation and the brutality of life in the tent camps to fight for the simple rights of the working man.

Contemporary Youth Arts Company was founded in 1995 by Dan and Penny Kehde and a group of artistic young people to provide teenagers in the greater Charleston area hands-on access to the performing arts in a drug free environment. Composer Mark Scarpelli joined the organization soon afterward, composing original scores and becoming acting music director for nearly 200 performances. Since its inception, CYAC has produced over 500 main stage performances and toured many social action plays. This season it will perform seven productions including premiers of three new plays.

 Tickets: $6 students/seniors, $10 adults. Tickets available at the WVSU Capitol Center box office 342-6522

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